Collection: Moonstruck

More Stories in Moonstruck

  1. an image showing several Apollo 11 anniversary books
    Planetary Science

    Celebrate the moon landing anniversary with books that go beyond the small step

    New books about Apollo 11 and the mission to the moon offer something for everyone, from astronomy lovers to fans of graphic novels and self-improvement buffs.

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  2. moon
    Science & Society

    Many fictional moon voyages preceded the Apollo landing

    Landing on the moon for real dramatically demonstrated the confluence of science with the moon’s cultural mystique.

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  3. Astronomicum Caesareum moon image
    Planetary Science

    See how visualizations of the moon have changed over time

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a collection of images that show how the moon has been visualized over the ages.

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  4. crescent moon
    Anthropology

    Ancient humans used the moon as a calendar in the sky

    Whether the moon was a timekeeper for early humans, as first argued during the Apollo missions, is still up for debate.

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  5. Ecosystems

    Moonlight shapes how some animals move, grow and even sing

    The moon’s light influences lion prey behavior, dung beetle navigation, fish growth, mass migrations and birdsong.

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  6. 80 Pounds of Rock

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  7. Apollo Returns: The Work Begins

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  8. More than Just a Decade’s Work

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  9. On the Moon

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